Mini Album RS
I made this mini album last week. It was quick and easy...and I like the results.
How I made it:
I used plastic cards (like from old memberships) to make sturdy font and back covers.
I made my own patterned papers so the mini album was really unique.
I started by making the background of my pages, I used Distress Ink and water; it’s one of my favorite techniques by Tim Holtz. Tap the inkpad directly on the craft sheet, spray some water and place your paper on that puddle to get wonderful results.
I used: spiced marmalade (orange) and broken china (blue) on every page.
I stamped some of the pages with flowers (Heroarts) and some words.
I added some shimmer to some pages: I stamped with Dusty Concord (purple) Distress ink and rub a bit of Perfect Pearls with a brush.
Cut photos to size. Ink borders with black StazOn; I wanted a big contrast with the colorful backgrounds I made.
I adhered 2 pages to make them stronger, and I only needed to work on one side without worrying about the back.
I was very careful to measure the first time I open the holes on one of the plastic cards to use it as a template for trimming and opening holes in place on every page using a Crop-A-Dile.
I glued down all my photos. Then I doodled a bit and added journaling, also put some premade chipboard messages. I inked all the borders of every page directly with the ink pad of the Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I hope you liked it, email me or comment on my blog if you have any questions or suggestions.
What I used: regular cream cardstock; 2 plastic cards (old membership); 2 metal book rings; flowers and letters from Melissa Frances; Matte Accents; Distress Inks: broken china, spiced marmalade, vintage photo, dusty concord; black StazOn, Perfect Pearls; K&Company chipboard; black permanent marker.